Corporate report

ESF operational programme for England and Gibraltar: 2007 to 2013

This publication was published under the 2010 to 2015 Conservative and Liberal Democrat coalition government

How the European Social Fund (ESF) extends employment opportunities and develops a skilled and adaptable workforce.

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England and Gibraltar European Social Fund convergence, competitiveness and employment programme 2007 to 2013

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Executive summary: England and Gibraltar European Social Fund convergence, competitiveness and employment programme 2007 to 2013

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Detail

The operational programme explains:

  • how the European Social Fund (ESF) will deal with labour market issues
  • the employment and skills activities it will support

We conducted a public consultation on the draft programme in 2006 and the European Commission agreed the programme on 9 August 2007.

We amended the programme in 2011 to:

  • move €31.7 million from priority 3 (technical assistance) to priority 1 (extending employment opportunities)
  • move €11.7 million from priority 3 to priority 2 (developing a skilled and adaptable workforce)
  • take account of the closure of the regional Government Office network and ESF committees in most regions

The European Commission agreed the amended programme on 12 December 2011.

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